Literary Halloween Costumes

It's almost Halloween and that means it's almost time to dress up as something you've always wanted to be or wish you could be. I love coming up with creative costumes and this year thought it would be fun to try my hand at making some literary costume ideas! I picked some of the more... Continue Reading →

Little Santa

Sorry I've been MIA for a little while. I'm back and thought I would share this book trailer. Would you like the library to get this new book by John Agee? From Penguin Young Readers: "Ever wonder what Santa was like as a child? Award-winning author/illustrator Jon Agee brings us the funny, playful answer in... Continue Reading →

What is Thanksgiving?

Thanksgiving FeastDo you know the real story behind Thanksgiving? Is it just about remembering the Pilgrims and Indians? Are we supposed to give thanks for what we have while remembering those who have less? Do we pray to God and reflect on our year? What about stuffing your face with Turkey, while watching football and... Continue Reading →

Book for Your Sweet Tooth

How do you sort your candy?  Do you organize your candy by color, type, least favorite to favorite, or a different method altogether? Harriet's Halloween Candy by Nancy Carlson made second grade think about what they do with their Halloween candy after trick-or-treating. Sorting candy can be very challenging! Whether you share, hide, or eat... Continue Reading →

Happy St. Valentines Day

Ah love is in the air and so many different kinds of love too. Years ago, somewhere in my life, high school perhaps, I learned that the English language is seriously lacking in regards to the word LOVE. Such a complex feeling should have more than one word to describe it. Greek, for example, has... Continue Reading →

M.L.

I have a dream that one day...little black boys and black girlswill be able to join hands with little white boys and white girlsas sisters and brothers.I have a dreams today! -Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.August 28, 1963I believe it is safe to say that we all know this powerful speech. We all understand what Dr.... Continue Reading →

Rechenka’s Eggs

I hope everyone has a nice Easter break! I think we are all looking forward to spending time with our families. I just finished reading a sweet book by Patricia Polacco titled Rechenka's Eggs. It is the story of old Babushka who is known in her Russian village for painting the most beautiful Easter eggs.... Continue Reading →

Love is . . .

This week in the library, in honor of Valentine's day, I read Love is a Handful of Honey by Giles Andreae to the Kindergartners.  It is a sweet and engaging book with charming illustrations. After the read aloud, the class and I worked together to create a circle map defining what love means to us.  The discussion... Continue Reading →

As we prepare for Christmas break and all the excitement that comes with the season I am reminded of the reason we Catholics celebrate Christmas. It isn't about gifts and Christmas trees. It is about the baby Jesus and his remarkable parents. Many of the traditional Christmas stories focus mostly on Jesus and Mary. But, what about... Continue Reading →

Cookie Time!

Did you know that the SP Library has children's cook books? They aren't checked out often but they don't collect dust either. I thought I would ask if anyone who has checked out the books have actually used them? I am curious if maybe you made dinner for your family one night or maybe baked... Continue Reading →

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